The Nunnery

116 Nicholson St., Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 3065, Australia
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Free Pancakes

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 4, 2006

I had a great time in this hostel, met some great people and got lots of free stuff.
Lets see if I can remember- Weds free soup or ice cream, Fri free wine and nibbles, Sun free pancakes, they have tonnes of food on the free food shelves usually, oh and free breakfast and the bread usually lasts all day. What more could you want?
The building is a huge old nunnary, hence the name, in Fitzroy area of Melbourne which is very close to lots of great bars and restaurants and trendy shops, it's opposite a park which you can cut through to another nice area, where the supermarket and cinema is (you get a 'travellers' discout here on a certain night), you're very close to the Museum too where you can go and see Scott and Charlene's wedding cake!!

Unique Quality: All the free stuff, just about opposite a tram stop to town or St.Kilda.
Don't know the price in US $ but it worked out at about AU$25 a night, which was quite pricy I thought and they doubled the prices when the Commonwealth Games were on.

Directions: Off tram route 96 (I think)

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No nuns here!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 27, 2006

Great location, good amenities and helpful staff make this a great hostel to get your sleep at! Breakfast included and freebies like ice cream night and BBQ night are just the cherry on top!

Unique Quality: Band practice on a Saturday morning - very surreal!

Directions: Opposie Melbourne Museam and Carlton Gardens with easy access via tram route for East Brunswick (think it was the 96).

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Backpackers with character

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 28, 2005

Friends recomended this place to me years ago and I love going back.

The hostel comprises of a main building of 3 floors, it started its life as a nun's convent that's been renovated. Last time I stayed therethere was a second 2 storey buiding of similar age and design. Both buildings have common rooms the main one has large modern bathrooms with shower and toilet cubicles the 2nd building has it's original bathrooms with bathtub-showers. This may have since been turned into a guesthouse (according to the website).

Breakfast is included in your accomadation price and is served at the rear of the main building in the large kitchen. Weekdays it's bread rolls, cereals and spreads on weekends pancakes were served.

The dorms are all single sex and differ in size for 4 to 12 bed dorms. Everyone I met there was relaxed and friendly. I accidently left the door open to our twin room when I went out one evening (camera in the center of the floor) and it was still there when I came back (both luck and a sign of the safe friendly atmosphere). Each person has a key to their room/dorm and a pin code is set for the front door and changed every few days. This is not your high tech hostel but makes you feel at home straight away.

The rattling of the trams may annoy you to start with but by the time you leave you'll be expecting to hear them every 10mins. We miss the sounds of trams when we get home!

Unique Quality: A giant papermache nun greets you on you entry.
Walking distance to the centre of Melbourne, opposite melbourne museum and 1 block from Brunswick street.
5metres to tram stop.

Directions: Museum trams stop (96 EAST BRUNSWICK direction, from bourke st mall)

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Address: 116 Nicholson St., Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 3065, Australia

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